Coyotes Tracks - September 20, 2012 - Tick Tick Tick

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 29: Fans of the Phoenix Coyotes hold up signs reading "Go Coyotes" in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Nashville Predators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 5-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nothing new has come out about Glendale's talks with Coyotes prospective owner Greg Jamison. Last we heard was that Interim City Manager Horatio Skeete hoped to renegotiate the Arena Lease Agreement. More information on that once it becomes available. Meanwhile in the hockey world, the OHL has decided to enforce stricter punishment for players who rack up fighting majors while the NHL sets it's sights on eliminating Ryan Kesler's favorite pastime. More on that after the jump.

Coyotes News

NHL Cancels Preseason through September 30th - Coyotes Lose 4 Games. - Five For Howling
And so it begins. The NHL has started cancelling games. This includes 4 Coyotes Preseason games so far.

3 scenarios for Glendale budget: All include cuts | AZCentral
Glendale looks at all their options regarding their budget.

Pirates News

Talking about the Portland Pirates on Talk Like a Pirate Day | wcsh6.com
Portland celebrates' International Talk Like a Pirate Day' by taking a look at their local pirates, the Portland Pirates.

Around the Hockey World

Should the NHL adopt OHL’s new rules that target fighting leaders? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Puck Daddy takes a look at OHL's new rules on fighting.

Dreger: OHL targetting fighters; NHL targetting embellishers | TSN.ca
Ties in with the article above.

Edmonton rejects Oiler bid for more taxpayer dollars for $450-million downtown arena | TheSpec.com
A new downtown arena for the Edmonton Oilers hit the ditch Wednesday as city councilors rejected a bid by the NHL team for more money from taxpayers.

Nashville is on hook for millions even if Predators don't play | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
Predators will see a paycheck whether they play or not this season.

As Alex Ovechkin signs for millions in KHL, Patrik Berglund plays in Sweden for free | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
St. Louis' Patrik Berglund takes a major pay cut, and hes okay with that.

Poll: Most Canadians don’t care about the lockout | ProHockeyTalk

USHL Launches Player Safety Initiative - United States Hockey League
Depending how things go in the USHL there could be changes in other developmental leagues down the road.

Interview with Ken Hitchcock: "In this business, you learn not to hang pictures." | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Great interview with St. Louis' coach, Ken Hitchcock.

The Final Howl

Will the Phoenix Coyotes Be Hurt or Helped by the NHL Lockout? : The Hockey Writers
Jim Neveau goes over the major pluses and minuses.

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